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VOL. 127 | NO. 26 | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.


(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Hernando, Miss.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Mississippi

Work Experience: Prior to joining the AHA, I worked in corporate partnerships with the Memphis Grizzlies. Prior to the Grizzlies, I worked in direct marketing for Harrah’s Tunica and as an account executive at Memphis Business Journal.

Family: Engaged to be married this spring.

Favorite quote: “Life ain’t always beautiful – but it’s a beautiful ride.” – Gary Allan

Last book read: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

Favorite music: Love all kinds of music, Carrie Underwood to Maroon 5 to Black Eyed Peas to Jack Johnson … and everything in between.

Sports teams: Ole Miss Rebels and Memphis Grizzlies

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Working out, shopping, reading, spending time with my friends and family, and my niece and nephew, Tyler and Britney.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom.

What attracted you to the American Heart Association? I think a lot of people don’t realize it, but heart disease is our nation’s leading cause of death. Heart disease does not discriminate. It is hard to find someone who has not been personally affected by it. It is the AHA’s mission to fight heart disease and save lives. The AHA is a truly worthy cause, and I am thrilled to play a part in the fight.

As director, what are your plans for the Heart Ball? The 36th annual Memphis Heart Ball will take place Feb. 25 at The Peabody hotel. I’m looking forward to another successful fundraising ball and to increasing our fundraising efforts each year … helping to further the research, education and community outreach of the AHA in our community. The more education and awareness, the more lives saved.

What do you most enjoy about your work? The awe-inspiring survival stories and the amazing, passionate people that I get to work with every day.

James H. Stock Jr. has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as a partner. Stock focuses his practice in labor and employment law. Robbin W. Hutton has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Hutton focuses her practice in employment and labor law, insurance defense and civil litigation. Carrie L. Kinsella has joined the firm as an associate. Kinsella focuses her practice in employment, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.


Tish Towns, senior vice president of external relations at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of the Midland States. ALAMS provides programs and series to the residents of Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.


Gregory A. Sedrick has been appointed director of graduate engineering at Christian Brothers University. Sedrick will oversee the Master of Science in Engineering Management and the Master of Engineering Management programs. Sedrick comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee, where he served as director of the Engineering Management and Distance Education programs.

Akela N. Young, Brandon B. Valentine, Elizabeth Weiss Weatherall, Geer Alexander, Joseph S. Iupe, Jason S. Smith, Phillip W. DeBardeleben and Paul B. Morrow have joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as associates.


Catherine Chamberlain has been promoted to general manager of the 127-room Hyatt Place Memphis/Germantown hotel. Chamberlain previously served as the director of sales there.

Dr. Gerald Byrne has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory. Byrne stepped down as chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and biochemistry to take the position. Dr. Michael Whitt, professor in the department of microbiology, immunology and biochemistry, has been named its interim chair.

PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
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BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426